Sunday, May 24, 2015

Home News First 2010 Landscaper's Challenge semi-finalist announced

First 2010 Landscaper's Challenge semi-finalist announced

2010 Landscaper's Challenge

The March semi-finalist for the 2010 Landscaper's Challenge, sponsored by New Holland Construction, renovated a backyard retreat in Allenwood, N.J.

| June 18, 2010

Green Works Environmental, LLC, has been named the March semi-finalist for the 2010 Landscaper's Challenge, sponsored by New Holland Construction. Armed with wheelbarrows, a portable concrete mixer and a jackhammer, the company renovated a worn-out backyard with a 20-year-old failing pool and drainage problems, creating a backyard retreat worth bragging about.

Before:

 

  • Project: Dorris’ Backyard Retreat
  • Total man hours to complete: 700
  • Synopsis: The 20 year old pool was rehabilitated, grading corrected, natural bluestone coping custom cut and old decking recycled to provide patio base material or re-used. The patio area was designed to accommodate gatherings, entertaining and cooking, yet preserve the wild/natural feel provided by mature dogwoods and native landscapes. The terraced steps from the rear yard to the front were laid out to double as access to raised planting and vegetable bed borders, working with the natural grade and space constraints posed by the mature landscape. A hidden shed area was restored into a garden-prep area, complete with Potting Benches and storage. The deck area was accomplished by re-using found tables where the old 70s masonry pool bricks were once acid-washed, adding to the charm of the space.

After:

 

For more information on this project and others, visit Green Works Environmental’s Web site: http://greenworksllc.com/wordpress/category/backyard/ 
 
 

Top news

Private equity firm acquires Signature Landscape Services

A former ValleyCrest executive stakes his claim in the northwest and looks to build a West Coast company.

A conversation with the Top 100

Leaders from the Top 100 discuss the biggest challenges facing their companies and how they’re solving them. Turns out, their solutions work for landscapers of any size.

Ornamental invaders

Exotic pests are on the rise. Make sure you're handling them properly.

In hindsight

We asked some Top 100 company leaders about decisions they’d want to do over, and some choices they made that they wouldn’t change.

Let results do the marketing

The best way to market your company is to do high-quality work.

x